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there, traveling along 395 and the george washington memorial parkway. here's a look at dopple plenty of rain lifting into the area. rain started here about 5:00 this morning and it's going to stay steady now for most of the late morning and early afternoon hours. so don't expect too much in the way of improvement in the weather department today. temperatures in the upper 30s to near 40 degrees. won't budge much during the course of the day. the steadiest of the rain will be ending around 3:00 or 4:00 this afternoon, but i don't think the last raindrops will fall until midnight or after that. kimberly, over to you. >> thank you, chuck. >>> we don't even have food. >> that body -- >> the people are suffering. >> frustration and desperation in haiti as the death toll in last tuesday's earthquake there continues to climb. it's difficult, at this point, to pinpoint just how many people were killed, but estimates put the number anywhere from 50,000 to 200,000 dead. about 300,000 hatians are now homeless. the u.s. state department says at least 15 americans have died in the quake. one u.n.
on washington. and ed says it is on brendan haywood. that will be his third personal foul. so right away flip saunders shows he has the best. andray blatche in for brendan haywood. >> phil: he just got 28 seconds left. certainly doesn't want to lose him. give him a chance to pick up another personal. but going back to last play it is also about the front line here an even though you have collins in there. collins was in there. but josh smith. those guys are really active. very difficult to box them out. not to say that you still don't put that effort to do that. but very active. >> steve: wizards very quietly on a 7-0 run. they have cut the lead to 14. michael bibby pulls up over andray blatche. short. butler has it. comes the other way. flip saunders calling an offensive play. shot winding down. butler is short. jumper is good with is.6 seconds to play in the half. williams long shot. not good. and the wizards end on a 9-0 joe johnson. an blach blap. >> steve: wizards trail the hawks 45-33 after atlanta led by as many as 22 but washington closes out that first half on a 9-0 run and they a
. >> the father behind the balloon boy hoax comes crashing to earth. he heads to jail. "good morning washington" begins right now. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.o-- >>> good monday morning. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> let's start with brian van de graaff. it is a cold morning. >> we have temperatures -- hold on. can you hear me now? it is monday morning. do not yell at me. 18 in leesburg. we'll have problems on monday getting started. 14 in woodbridge. my wife would like if you could turn my mouth off. the winds are out there this morning. plenty of sunshine to start off. increasing clouds. we could see some flurries tonight. we will seek a warming trend by the end of the week. >> overnight construction is completely gone. no major problems to report on the highway right now. moving nicely around the interstate on 95, 66. we are giving you yellow arrows. we're good in southern maryland, no surprises on route 4, route 5. good on the beltway at the american legion bridge. >> thank you. >>> our top story, the cold sticks around for the start
to "morning joe," live from washington. quite a weekend. and quite -- quite a show today. we have on set with us pat buchanan and jonathan capehart, and new york, very interesting. i always have this guy on, because he has a negro dialect, and it serves him well. >> joe, joe! >> for the most part, he is a light- skinned engine ened germ find that light-skinned germans can hold down television shows better. viewers, we speak of tv's own willie geist. >> depending on my audience, i can go like full honky or dial it down a little bit. i can go either way, either way. >> seriously, willie. i don't know if harry reid was channeling the 1970s movie "mandingo." i don't know if he was a member of a southern country club in the1950s, but this guy lives on a planet far different -- seriously, negro dialect? >> to put it delicately, he comes from a different time. >> i think that's the issue. >> he's majority leader of the united states senate. >> i know, i know. guess what? our government is made up of people from all races and sexes. >> and people should evolve in their thinking and their termino
last game with the redskins. the team played the final game yesterday. highlights for washington include an 84-yard pass play down to the 4-yard line. redskins playing begins the chargers second and third string led in the third quarter, but billy bowl i can had a drive thenned in a touchdown with less than a minute left. they end with 4 and 12 record. crews are outside redskins park as the team arrived back from the west coast flight. brett haber joins us with the latest. >> reporter: good morning. here is what we know at this hour. about 15 minutes ago around 4:45 this morning, jim ├▒son exited the building flanked by redskins security, got in his porsche and drove off the property for what we presume was the last time. sources reporting, close to the team reporting he was fired shortly after arriving back at redskins park around 2:30 this morning from the trip to san diego. the loss that you just chronicled to the chargers, and nor of turner who knows what it is like to be on the business end of a daniel snider firing. if true, it brings an end to the tenure marked by early su
massenburg weighs in from the player's perspective. >>> captain ovie and the washington capitals taking on the ottawa senators. countdown to face-off right here on "geico sport why is travel these days about what you give up and not what you get? like electricity for gadget power at your seat. room to stretch your legs, and your wingspan, food when you're hungry, and taking off your shoes, only if you feel like it. these aren't luxuries, they're basics. get them back on acela. learn more at beensuss pnded in-- suspended indefinitely. not the news you want to get hours before you face that dude, lebron james and the cleveland cavaliers. it wasn't going to be the wizards night. we fwhiew that from the get go. lebron with the topple hawk. this was -- tomahawk. this was ridiculous. the better angle was from the other side because went over the back of the backboard. he only played 3/4. didn't need to play the fourth. wizards never held a lead the entire game. they fell 121-98. >>> there's one thing we do know about the about this entire wizards situation right now is tha
quarters in washington to discuss relief efforts and former president bill clinton lent a hand. they are working together to raise money for survivors. about 1.5 million people were left homeless and plans are underway to build a massive tent camp for 100,000 victims. people are still found alive and search teams believe there are survivors inside collapsed buildings. rob morrison for cbs news, port- au-prince haiti. >>> coverage continues with mike hamilton who has more on a teenager who survived the earthquake. >> reporter: pat henry survived the earthquake and haiti and wants to give back. he was volunteering at an orphanage, rings of hope, when the room shook. >> i thought to myself i was going to die. it felt like the building was going to come down. >> reporter: he and his family are collecting donations at their restaurant. >> there are miracles that happen down there. i was lucky to get out when i did. now i'm trying to fund raise and help those that are down there. >> it was enough just to know that he was safe, that he was okay. i knew the rest was in god's hand. >> o
to abstain from your marks, if elected. >> washington got a little cut sent back with any mark. they are smarter than that. let's stop sending those tax dollars to washington in the first place. >> in the name of transparency, he has earmarked request on his web page. it is the first skirmish in what is expected to be a tough and expensive rematch. both sides spent more than $5 million combined last time. >> wateville is currently minute -- currently winning the money race. he has raised twice as much as his opponent. not good news for andy harris who needs a lot of cash if republican senator pitkin mounts a primary challenge like he did last time. >> no pay hikes for lawmakers for these two years and there are significant restrictions for future salary raises. it comes on the backlash that members of us -- of the general assembly are in position to give themselves a raise this year. this comes in the midst of high unemployment, cutbacks, layoffs and furloughs. >> late this afternoon the house speaker michael bush and senate president mike miller issued a joint statement reject
and for a lot of folks especially down to the south and west of washington, already the rain drops have started to fall. no rain drops here in northwest just yet but we're on the cusp. most of the rain is in dale city, manassas, front royal. temperatures in the upper 30s to near 40. no numbers below freezing. this will be all rain around here and it's going to be pretty much all rain all day long. highs today not going to budge more than a few degrees up to the low 40s. i'm more optimistic, a little bit more sunshine. >> glad to hear it. >>> right now in haiti a critical situation is growing even more dire. still no official death toll. haiti's government alone has already recovered 20,000 bodies. that doesn't include bodies recovered by relief agencies or the victim's relatives. search and recovery teams continue to dig for victims while survivors are struggling and emotions are taking over. jay gray reports from the haitian capital of port-au-prince. >> reporter: the frustration is growing as much as the death count in port-au-prince, recovery teams uncover the body of the u.n. mission chief
mooar, nbc news, washington. >>> there is a big chill for a big part of the nation this morning as millions of amerins try and shake off a deep winter freeze. whether it's blinding snow or bone-chilling cold, january is making its mark. nbc's fran kes kowe reports. >> reporter: this was virtually nil in grand rapids, michigan. locals battled the snow owe all sides from residents, city snowplows. >> busy since 4:30 this morning. >> reporter: lake-effect snow hammered south bend, indiana, with whiteout conditions that made driving tricky for drivers and pedestrians. >> it was slippery out here. i tell people to be cautious. >> reporter: meantime, philly's big chill forced many into a big bundle. in parts of new england, snow settled into a stubborn layer. >> i pushed the driveway with a broom the first time. now i'm just going over it again. you keep up with it, it's not so bad sfwlr in bad. >> reporter: in maine, eight inches had skiers flying high. >> it's a winter wonderland. >> now here's a look at some other stories making news early today in america. >>> three teenagers were
with the very latest on the crisis. >>> the nba future of gilbert arenas is in jeopardy tonight. the washington wizards star has pleaded guilty in a gun incident at the verizon center. the player pled guilty. prosecutors say a confrontation with the wizards' teammate led to the felony conviction. and it stemed from a dispute over a card game. >>> an early morning fire sends several firefighters to the hospital as they're hit with a wall of flames. mary bubala is live with some incredible video of that blaze. >> the call came in just around 6:00 this morning, at a row house in northeast avenue. take a look at this you tube video. a fire ball erupts in the home. several firefighters suffered injuries. one of whom suffered a first- degree burn and may have broken his arm. he's in stable condition. tonight, the other six firefighters hurt have been released from the hospital. fire officials say it's not yet clear whether anybody was home when that fire broke out. some incredible pictures. vic, back to you. >>> the fire is under investigation. it is believed to have started in the basement and sprea
the young men from the washington d.c. area. the case sparked fears that westerners are traveling to pakistan to join militant groups. the men deny any ties to al qaeda saying they only came to pakistan to help their muslim brothers who are in trouble being victimized by western forces. >>> gun violences in a new problem in baltimore but police have a new approach to fight it. the city saw its first homicide of 2010 over the weekend. the shooting of an unidentified man. police commissioner fred billfeld says this year they're focusing on armed robberies calling it a gateway crime that leads to more violence. the robberies did drop in 2009. the commissioner says there's still lots of work to be done in the new year. >>> the johns hopkins community is grieving after a recent graduate dies in a icy creek. we have more on the sad accident in washington d.c. >> reporter: ky, 22 year old joshua coleman graduated from hopkins last year. he died in that crash. he was a soccer player for the universities varsity club and club teams. a jogger called police after spotting a tire sticking out
washington. >> in the capital of port-au- prince, devastation and buildings flattened to rubble. the presidential palace is affected though he is said to be unhurt. there is many can -- much confusion. as aid workers moved in overnight, patients arriving in miami said that the quake rocked the airport as they left. >> it was such a big impact. secretary clinton is in hawaii. >> we will be providing military relief and humanitarian assistance. our prayers are with the people who have suffered. >> the earthquake occurred just a few miles away from the capital. >> we are going to expect a lot of damage. haitians in florida are frustrated and able to reach family. >> sort and rescue teams -- search and rescue teams in virginia and california are getting ready for their rescue mission. many are set to arrive today. they want to clear the runway and make sure it is safe. >> despite the cold weather, dozens of residents in baltimore went to city hall to protest the pensions of dixon. it was organized on facebook. more than 1800 fans joined the group in just a few days. many believe the
. >> the president is hoping his trip to baltimore will somehow help meant washington's political divide. in his speech, he criticized house republicans for opposing him on taxes, health care, and economic stimulus. he said it is time for both parties to find common ground. >> i don't think they want more gridlock or partisanship. i don't think they want more obstruction. they did not send us to washington to fight each other in some sort of political steel cage match to see who comes out alive. that is not what they want. they sent us to washington to work together and get things done. >> president says he is open to reviewing the report republicans turned into day entitled "better solutions." >> we have posted the job creation plan and the gop address on our website, do you think his speech will help improve bipartisanship? >> the maryland democrats are taking a page from his playbook to see if his spirit of bipartisanship has now spread to the state legislature. >> on paper, it appears to be the case. i have a letter right here. today, to cheers of some powerful appropriations com
obama is on his way back to washington for a full agenda to begin his post-holiday week. >> topping it is terrorism, and we have several reports this morning, sonia gallego in london, but viviana hurtado with new security rules. >> designed to focus on those who pose the largest threat. >> reporter: at another sign at the nation's airports, travelers were delayed sunday evening for at least two hours at the airport after a man walked the wrong way in a security exit. >> the public just has no confidence anymore in the ability of government to provide a safe environment which avelers can fly. >> reporter: there will be extra screening for passengers with passports from or who have traveled from nations that the u.s. sees suspect such as yemen. the a additional screening also for those who fly from what the government decide are like tehran. >> i suspect they will broaden the definitions. >> reporter: but critics say these heightened security measures still won't detect the bomb materials such as sewn into the underwear of umar farouk abdulmutallab. the system failed but insists an ob
. -- he barely beat harris. >> the dollars they sent to washington, they got earmarks. they are smarter than that. let's stop sending those tax dollars to washington in the first place. >> big business, big banks. now they're taking care of. the problem is that does not help the little guy, and we are doing our best to protect the jobs. >> maryland's most vulnerable race is considered this one. congressman kratovil has already raised twice as much money as harris. >> we first told you last night about that panel set to discuss pay raises for state lawmakers. >> well, today, the decision was made, and it was no pay hike for this year or next. david collins has more. >> all 188 members of the general assembly for at least two years. after that, and a bump in pay will be tied to the state unemployment rate. -- any bump. it would go up of the unemployment rate drops to 5% or below. >> then there will be a $2,000 salary increase starting as an january 1, 2013. >> if the vote was not unanimous. members considered a compromise. >> the economy is not healthy now, and there is no indication that
the game in washington as this week begins. >> instead of talking about terrorism or health care, political circles are buzzing about a number of bombshells from the 2008 presidential campaign. >> reporter: the most shocking revelation in game change is forcing harry reid to play damage control. reid was quoted as saying america was ready to, quote, have a light-skinned african. reid apologized over the weekend, and president obama accepted. >> there is the standard where democrats feel they can say these things and they can apologize when it comes from the mouths of their own, but if it comes from anyone else, it's raceism. >> reporter: michael steele and others said when trent lott placed the views in 2002, lott was forced to resign as senate leader. saying, quote, if you tell ethnic jokes in the back room, it's that much easier to say ethnic jokes publicly. there's dirty laundry from both parties. when john mccain announced sarah palin as his running mate, dick cheney is quoted as calling it wrecking. still it may be those in the white house with the most fires to put out. president obam
and security review is expected in court today. i'm viviana hurtado washington with the story coming up. >>> it's 5:06. we are looking outside with temperatures at the gilman school. it's 27 degrees outside. still leftover snow showers. we'll show you that on maryland's most powerful doppler radar coming up. >>> right now, let's go to the mta and check in with mark jones. >> good morning. the streets and secondary roadways are are causing a problem for buses. icy conditions on the 77 bus. among the diversions it's by passing catonsville community did i college. the number 10 by passing yale heights. the 20 bus will buy pass monastery. the number 64 and 16 by passing 10th street. the 23 not using long wood parkway. light rail metro subway on time and up to speed and out there on the m.a.r.c. train system no current delays or problems. for the mta transit team, i'm mark jones for the mta transit team, i'm mark jones. en cualquier lugar que so i make them pillsbury toaster strudel. warm, flaky pastry with delicious, sweet filling my kids will love. plus i get box tops for their school. t
in and around d.c., the water winding up in their homes starts here. the washington acquestion duct turning up 1 ate million gallons every day. >> it will be safe to dripping. >> he runs the washington aqueduct and is overseeing a big change in how they see the water in the potomac river. >> it's good, however, there would always be bacteria and viruses ithe water. >> reporter: how they kill it is what is about to champ. chlorine gas is used. since it trucked in in containers, theoretically, it would be an attractive target that. ed to build a chlorine bomb. >> it's not available for an accident or criminal activity or someone who interfere with the water supply. >> construction is underway on a new building, what is the difference? for starters, it reduces the opportunity for terrorists to steal or release the gas and is less volatile for workers on site. this may not sound like a big homeland security issue, it is. the water system's sety and security has been on the radar screen for quite some time. >> it's a good thing. >> councilman phil mendelson, the chairman of the public safety committe
will have to tackle as he not only faces mounting pressure in washington but a stuff re- election in his home state. karen brown, cbs news, new york. >> senator harry reid j says he isn't going anywhere. >>> baltimore removed a priest from church duties following allegations of sexual misconduct. 62-year-old father john is priest of the church in maryland. the archdiocese delayed announcing it until sunday in connection with the investigation. the abuse occurred in the mid- to late 1980's. he denies all those allegations. >>> flu season hasn't swung into high gear, but there are no shortages of the h1n1 vaccine. the challenge for health officials now is making sure people get both the h1n1 and seasonal vaccines. the pharmaceutical company stepped up production and some companies have surpluses. >> there are ample supplies of vaccine in most of the country. the h1n1 virus is still circulating and causing disease, hospital locations and -- hospitalizations and deaths. many people are still susceptible to this virus and would benefit from vaccination. >> flu is fickle. now we're braced to s
the area. one problem spot on northbound route 1, washington boulevard at montgomery road. debates -- delays developing there. southbound 95 coming out of the northeast toward the beltway, a little sluggish. 11 minutes on the outer loop north side. if the same on the westside. going away from us is the outer loop. looking at an easy ride as well on the westside. it is starting to build there. >> looking at some of our top stories. powerful storms dumped heavy snow and rain across parts of texas. snow blanketed roads in amarillo, making driving tricky. in lubbock, texas there were dangerous road conditions. the storm started as rain and flooded areas before turning into sleet and snow. in abilene some vehicles were left under water. the author of one of america's most controversial pieces of literature has died. j.d. salinger, whose book "catcher in july" spoke tthe ryo youngsters. it was banned for a time in schools. he was 91 years old. >> a target employees in missouri turned her house into a virtual warehouse of stolen merchandise, more than $100,000 worth of chairs, lamps, and
, and washington, d.c. are seeing big drops in their murders. >>> 2010 gets off to a slippery start in some places. last night's rain washed away most of yesterday's snowfall. but some icy spots remain. you can see the conditions pretty dicey in hampden. a live look outside right now. a crisp and cloudy first day of the year. meteorologist bernadette woods is in the first warning weather center, with more on what you can expect for the weekend. >> reporter: happy new year, denise and everyone out there. couple of sprinkles or flurries are possible as this batch makes its way through the state. this is just the tail end of the whole storm system that affected us for the last couple of days. so as we head through the last few hours, just a sprinkle, just a flurry. that's about it. it will make its way toward harford county to the east. temperature-wise, the day is not so bad. we're going to see the temperatures really drop over the next few days. and the cold air is going to stick around for a while. we'll have the forecast coming up. adam? >> tonight, president obama continues to review the prelimi
to please come forward. the man whose car plunged into the icy waters of rock creek in washington, d.c., was a recent john hopkins driver. the car was almost submerged in the icy water. it took rescuers about 10 minutes because of the water froze and around it. joshua coleman was taken to hospital but died that afternoon. he graduated last year. >> lawyers for one of the suspects in the murder of a former baltimore city councilman say that key evidence needs to be tossed out our investigative reporter is live in the newsroom with details. >> there could be serious questions about the case. it involves the 2008 murder of ken harris. it was one of the city's most violent high-profile crimes. >> his suspect was linked to the murder through dna. his lawyers are arguing they improperly obtained the dna by stating under a it was for a different murder occurred before harris was killed. the lawyers argue that police had no probable cause to get his dna in the harris case. they used the old case as the hook and then compare the dna to the evidence in the harris case. the lawyers say it was e
for life was held in washington, d.c. thousands rally at the mall then walked past the high court. today marks the 37th anniversary of roe versus wade which of course legalized abortions. >>> president obama is making a trip to baltimore. the president visited here about a year ago on his way to inauguration in washington, d.c. now he is scheduled to make the first appearance in charm city as president next friday. he will address house republican conference members republican conference members at a >> straight ahead on the news at 5:30. dangerous advice for people trying to qualify for weight loss surgery. >> and you can choose from the pock lim hi, anne. how are you doing? hi, evelyn. i know it's been a difficult time since your mom passed away. yeah. i miss her a lot, but i'm okay. wow. that was fast. this is the check i've been waiting for. mom had a guaranteed acceptance life insurance policy through the colonial penn program, and this will really help with the cost of her final expenses. they have been so helpful and supportive during this time. maybe i should give them a call
in washington. in a message to employees, the head of delta airlines says he's upset while the airline follows the strict post9/11 security crews, the passengers and crew are still put at risk. >> the work that we've done over the last decade really ought to give us a better result than the peril that our crews and passengers faced on christmas. >> the white house is leading the effort to answer those concerns as the investigation moves forward, president obama is warning officials they will be held accountable. >>> and the president has a number of meetings planned for next week in washington when he returns from his vacation in hawaii. >>> outrage is growing the night of the decision to present football star michael vick who was convicted of dog fighter with the prestigious ed block courage award. >> reporter: while that award is given to one player from each nfl team, the choice of vick is a growing controversy. he got out of jail less than a year ago after serving time for dog fighting. >> i started a page because i was so appalled at michael vick's response to receiving this award. >> rep
a little hope. >> washington with there's -- the washington wizards guard gilbert arenas is facing a felony gun possession charge. one count of carrying a pistol without a license. he admitted to keeping several guns in his locker at the verizon center. he says he did not know he violated washington d.c. laws by doing so. last week, he placed the gun in front of a teammate's locker in a "misguided attempt at a joke." it has already cost him more than $700,000 in lost wages. stay with us. tom tasselmyer has a look at the forecast straight ahead. to our community it's our lifeline to the emergency information we need it's a free service that provides free entertainment. but one day soon, it could be taken away. there's a movement among special interest groups to limit free antenna tv and millions of americans who depend on it would lose out. let's tell congress to keep free antenna tv as part of our communications future. always free and always local. >> supplies are arriving in haiti and now workers have the monumental task of organizing a man getting them to the victims of the earthquake. a
. >>> a johns hopkins university graduate dies after the car plunges into a frozen creek near washington, d.c. a jogger called police after spotting a tire sticking out of rock creek. police say 22-year-old joshua coleman was trapped inside the car. he graduated from johns hopkins last year and investigators are now trying to piece together what happened. >> anything that we find on the scene as far as skid marks or broken tees and that type of thing is going to be part of the investigation. right now we have not determined where the vehicle came. >> it took several hours and three different tow trucks to pull the badly damaged car out of the ice. >>> maryland transit authority police are seek witnesses to the death of a pedestrian who was found dead along the northbound lanes of the harbor tunnel throughway. police have identified him as 23-year-old christian of baltimore city. they ask anyone with information on the death to give them a call. >>> as maryland's unemployment rate climbs, state leaders are set to begin debating salary increases. governor o'malley and general assembly will di
elections. brian mooar, nbc news, washington. >>> meanwhile, impeached illinois governor rod blagojevich has told "esquire" magazine, he is, quote, blacker than barack obama. telling the magazine he was a real person in a political arena dominated by phonies, the 53-year-old, who is awaiting trial on corruption charges, cited shining shoes and growing up in a five-room apartment as a few of his african-american credentials. >>> well, ju after a week after a security scare shut down an airport, new york airport was again the scene of a tense situation, this time when the landing gear failed on a united airlines passenger jet. now, officials say no one was injured in the emergency landing, which happened just before 9:30 yesterday morning. the plane was approaching new jersey from chicago when the pilot warned of a, quote, little problem. passengers braced for impact of the plane, touched down on just two wheels. amid hugs and tears, all 53 people left the ple unhurt. >>> and according to this morning's "new york times," the u.s. military is struggling to keep up with the flood of video intell
>> we have to prepare for the worst and hope for the best. >> a deep freeze grips the washington area, and we are not alone. from vermont to florida, the dangerous cold is causing problems. brace yourself for war bitterly cold weather. steve, how much longer will this stick around? >> about another day or so. we are watching timber tears and wind chill factors all day long. it is only -- watching temperatures and wind chill factors. look out to the west in the mountains. the higher elevations of was regina, we have a wind chill advisory in effect for western allegheny county for the overnight hours and into tomorrow morning. wind chill factors could be well below zero. for the rest of us, it will fall to 5-10 degrees with air temperatures around 10-18. clouds will increase during the daytime hours tomorrow and we do have snow flurries in the forecast. i will tell you what we can expect for the upcoming work and school week. i'll give you a hint, it is going to get a little warmer. >> people in our area have been coping with the bitter cold, but conditions have turned deadly and o
's not the only book controversy. 11 news washington bureau reporter nikole killion explains. >> this book is called "game change." it's make something politicians like reid change their tone. harry reid now under fire in a new book for private comments he made about then senator barack obama during the 2008 presidential campaign. reportedly wowed by obama's -- he described the candidate a light-skinned african-american with, quote, no negro dialect unless he wanted to have one. over the weekend reid apologized for his comments, and the president accepted saying as far as he's concerned, the book is closed. not so for some republicans who are now calling on reid to step down as majority leader. >> there's a big double standard here. the thing about it that's interesting is that when democrats get caught saying racist things, you know, an apology is enough. >> there were comments made in the context of him praising senator obama and supporting his candidacy for president, but still, they kind of reflect the thinking of the day gone by. >> that's not the only offhand remark. the book claims
father traveled to washington to help launch focus driven, a campaign is dedicated to helping and distracted driving. the group will be led by jennifer smith, whose mother died. >> we need to join together to stop this from happening to anyone else we loved. >> ray lahood said the campaign will be modeled after mothers against drunk driving. >> an army of people that will travel the countryside persuading people. >> lawmakers around the country have proposed 200 bills to ban cell phone use while driving. some folks say there is not enough evidence that such laws are effective. >> our experience with highway safety laws is that if laws cannot be enforced over the long run, it will be hard to achieve compliance. >> distracted driving takes lives. >> put the cell phone away and just try purred >> 6 states banned hand-held cell phones. 20 states ban texting. >> baltimore's bid to bring world cup soccer is still alive. today the bid committee announced that fedex field and landover and m and t will be included it for the world cup in 2018 or 2020. baltimore, washington and 16 other
he won't stand trial, the victims say. >>> the washington wizards lost their first game without arensas last night as he began serving suspension. the final straw may have come before tuesday night's game in philadelphia when he was photographed making his fingers as if they were guns. they did not find that funny and suspended arensas indefinitely without pay. arensas will reportedly lose $100,000 for every game he misses. >>> the city of baltimore is of course gearing up for sunday's show down with the patriots as it approaches. right now the team is going through final preparations. ravens fans are fired up about sunday's kickoff. it is a bit of a different story up in boston though. >> look at how we've been playing. awesome. >> cincinnati. >> try again. >> oh my god. i just watched it with my husband. >> i can't name another team. >> the ravens rode to the super bowl in new england of course. you can see that game exclusively right here wjz 13. our live coverage kicks off sunday afternoon at 1:00. >>> still to come on eyewitness news, another plane in miami is grounded befo
the play. >> more on the ravens and the colts the colts7:30. that is right here on tv 11. washington wizard's all-star guard wilbert arena -- gilbert arenas pled guilty. gun possession laws in a washington are no laughing matter. arenas is on indefinite suspension. we will check the forecast with tom, coming up right after this. [ male announcer ] it's our hottest offer of the season, but it's melting fast. this is your last chance to get $150 back plus a free multi-room dvr for 3 months when you switch to verizon fios tv, internet and phone for just $99.99 a month with a one-year agreement. with fios tv, you get an amazing hd picture along with internet service that's fiber-optic fast. both were ranked highest in customer satisfaction by j.d. power and associates. and don't miss out on your chance to watch the big game in fios hd. you won't believe how much better football looks with fios. but you've got to call today. get jaw-dropping fios tv, america's highest rated internet, and unlimited nationwide calling for just $99.99 a month. plus a special double bonus: $150 back plus a free mult
'malley said it would create 1400 new jobs. there is more a reaction in washington to those comments by harry reid about race. president obama chimed in for the first time. we have more. >> rushing to his defense was president obama himself. >> there was nothing mean- spirited in what he had to say. >> the president was interviewed for a special airing on martin luther king day. >> for him to have used some inartful language in trying to praise me and for people to make hay out of that, makes absolutely no sense. >> republicans called that a judgment problem. >> they have used bad judgment. >> reid said he thought americans could embraced a black candidate, especially one with "light skin." >> i have apologized to the president. >> worse than the words, said some prominent african- americans, is that they are true. >> lighter-skinned blacks are closer in approximating white culture. >> some say the wish president obama would address that head on. no sign that what happened. the average person cares more about fixing health care than aboutr reid's comments years ago. >> hope your doing well. t
how bad the damage is in haiti. we will show you photographs from our washington bureau, but we belong on the ground. >> you can hear the airplanes be a nightmare -- we begin on the ground. a vi>> you can hear the airplan. they are the faces of devastation. and desperation. in the ruins of what is left of port-au-prince, survivors are being pushed to their limits. >> there is no security. anything can go down right now. >> they scramble for water and argue over the last drops of precious fuel and wonder five days after, things are getting worse. >> things are getting worse. >> he turned his business into a makeshift morgue, allowing people to store the bodies of the dead until they can find caskets. he understands their pain. on the first sunday since the quake, many are uncertain and worried about what will come next. they have turned to a higher power. >> all we can do is pray to god. our only hope is the lord. >> they prayed for help and hope, and in the midst of all of the pain and suffering, these people who have lost so much still gives banks, understanding, perhaps better than a
parties are mobilizing for a power struggle. in washington, joel brown, wjz, eyewitness nuts. >> we have learned maryland democrat blumenthal will announce ace intention to run. >>> the westbound loop near the kes guard yard will remain closed until february so crews can replace the axle of the bruj. commuters are told to take alternate routes. >>> potential buyers looking to purchase pimlico track will have to wait until january 31st. the track's current owner, magin a interstatement will submit bids to the state. >>> the ravens have one thing on their mind, getting the patriots quarterback tom brady. >> there's a strike zone that they talk about a and a two-step rule, our guys are just going to try to get to him and sack him. >> it's been reported that brady has been playing in the past few weeks with several bren ribs but the ravens will have to be careful. the ravens get their chance at revenge when they travel to feng to take on the patriots this -- new england to take on the patriots. >> we will be watching. >>> still to come, eyewitness news at noon, white house party crasher, the
this morning face tough new security rules. 11 news reporter brook hart has the latest from washington. >> new screening rules were not a factor in a security scare last night in newark. after a man walked the wrong way through a check point and disappeared. hundreds of passengers had to be rescreened. flights were delayed hours. now as of midnight, new rules mean tighter security for all travelers bound for the u.s. more random screening, patdowns, bag searches and body scans. passengers from 14 named countries all deemed state sponsors of terror or countries of interest can expect such checks across the board. that includes yemen, the country where president obama said nigerian-born man was trained to carry out the christmas day bomb plot. >> al qaeda in the arabian peninsula, trained him, equipped him with explosives, and directed him to attack that plane headed to america. >> now in custody, investigators are questioning the accused bomb -- bomber about al qaeda in yemen. >> there is advantage to talking to us in terms of plea agreements. we're going to pursue that. >> critics say the case
dollars to washington in the first place. -- let's stop sending those tax dollars to washington in the first place. >> we need to make sure we are focusing on the small businesses and doing our best to protect these jobs. >> the most volatile congressional race in maryland -- by hon. congressional race in maryland is this one. >> vulnerable congressional race in maryland is this one. >> we have the latest on what president obama said about the bomb attack on christmas day. >> he used the world failure s to have the bombing attack was nearly paid off. >> the system has failed in a potentially disastrous way. >> security and insurance chief had lapses which the president calls a screw up. earlier, aides said president obama is confident in his security team. >> it was a failure to integrate and understand the intelligence we already had. >> the president needs to get on top of this issue. >> the first casualty could be in closing guantanamo bay soon. >> we will not be transferring guantanamo bay prisoners to yemen at this time. >> administration officials say no one person or agen
in washington. 22 in annapolis, baltimore is at 19 degrees. at dulles airport, it is 0 degrees. plenty of folks in the teens. quantico, 14 degrees. winchester, 18 degrees. leonardtown is at 16 degrees at this hour. lots of sunshine this morning. clouds will build in later on today and tonight, can't rule out a snow shower or snow flurry but we're looking for highs today into the mid-30s so a little bit of improvement. we were in he upper 0s and low 30s over the course of the weekend -- we were in the upper 20s and low 30s over the course of the weekend so we should see improvement by the end of the week. >>> a pretty good start to our monday morning commute. all lanes are open between the ving field interchange and the wilson bridge -- between the springfield interchange and the wilson bridge. no incidents to report head around towards silver spring. if you are traveling in virginia, this is a live shot of 395 main lineas well as the hov at speed as you continue northbound and headed up across the inbound 14th street bridge. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >>> our big story, the c
kidnapped by gang members. >>> additional security officers will be on hand in northeast washington. yesterday, a security officer inside saw what appeared to be a handgun protruding from a man's pants pocket. the students were evacuated to the football stadium but the gun was never found. extra security will be in place for a couple of weeks. >>> virginia state police are in position this morning for operation hov crackdown. in this commuter alert, 9 news now digital correspondent alex trevino is live from i-66 and falls church with the details. good morning, alex. >> reporter: good morning, andrea. in a half hour, troopers will be out and about enforcing hov laws here on i-66 i-395 and i- 95 in northern virginia. remember, hov lanes are reserved for vehicles with more than one occupant during rush hour. if you violate hov restrictions, you pay these fines. the first fine is a $125 fine. you pay twice as much the second time you do not comply. there's a $500 fine for your third violation and a fourth offense could get you a stiff penalty of $1,000. so troopers will be stationary an
of the washington capitals. our analyst joining me now. >> in a way it is. i expect the best player to be the captain. i think they did the right thing. >> reporter: there were other names like brooks and knuble. >> without a doubt he's the best player every night and i think it's a no-brainer. >> reporter: can he lead this team inside the locker room? is he a vocal leader? >> from everything i'm told he's the vocal leader. he's the guy they follow and he's the guy that stance stands up and he will always stand up and be counted. a greatert great leader with rob. he did his leading on the ice. >> reporter: i was told alex wanted to be the leader but it was important, heaved i want to be the captain but only if my teammate want me to. >> he wants his teammates to respect him and he wants to be the leader. he's a leader every night on the ice and there's absolutely no doubt he should be the go-to- guy. >> semyon varlamov out for for an injury. ninety fourith to make a start. jose theodore is disappointed he doesn't get to play not to mention one of his former teams. >> neurith has
intelligence doesn't stop in washington. in a message to employees, the head of delta airlines says he is upset that while the airline follows the strict 9/11 security rules its passenger and crew are still put at risk. >> the work that we've done over the last decade really ought to give us a better result than the peril that our crews and passengers faced on christmas. >> reporter: the white house is leading the effort to answer those concerns as the investigation moves forward, president obama is warning administration officials they will be held accountable. in washington, joel brown, wjz eyewitness news. >>> the president has meetings planned for next week in washington when he returns from his vacation in hawaii. >>> to a developing story out of pakistan, where a suicide car bombing has killed at least 88 people at a volleyball tournament. police say the field was packed with spectators when the attacker drove in a car filled with more than 500 pounds of explosives. investigators believe the real target was a nearby antitaliban leaders. on wednesday another suicide bombing killed seven ci
at airports. from washington, he is pushing his security team to prevent another lapse like the close call on christmas day. >> reporter: president obama wants his national security team to pursue better ways to screen passengers and coordinate the terrorist watch list. >> when a suspected terrorist is able to aboard a plane with explosives on christmas day, the system has failed in a disasterrous way. >>> dozens of suspected terrorists have been added today that bases and the administration ordering airlines in 14 countries to give full body patdowns to every passenger heading to the u.s. but president obama says that best way to prevent another breakdown like the one that allowed a man to board a plane with explosives in his underwear is to make sure they're sharing intelligence we have to do better and we will do better. >> reporter: a full report on the botched attacks is still weeks away. the tsa is rushing to add body scanners across the country. security experts say they're necessary. >> most americans want to hear leadership and want to hear, if it's a tough call between securit
news reporter nikole killion has more from washington. >> the new security rules apply to all u.s.-bound international flights, all passengers will be subject to random screening but some may face more scrutiny. beginning today the t.s.a. says passengers flying into the u.s. will face enhanced screening. the tougher measures targeted at those traveling from or through countries of interest and those that sponsor terrorism such as cuba, iran, sudan and syria. >> it's at airports across the globe where terrorists are trying to slip through the cracks and attack us. the terrorists are smart. they know where security is good. they know where security is lax. >> among the new procedures, travelers would be subject to full body scans, patdowns and searches of carry on bags. >> the notion that bad guys are going to hide bombs or whatever, easy to view, easy to see on their person, just isn't happening. they're going to put it in their private places. we've got to be smart enough to say that's where they're going to put it. we've got to look there. >> the extra screening an effort to pr
. >> the northeast regional train was carrying 123 passengers from new york to washington when the deadly accident occurred. >> they were walking along the tracks. the amtrak train did in fact come by, they were walking parallel on the tracks. the friend that she was walking with, that ann marie was walking with, was able to get out of the way but ann marie was not. >> amtrak has tried to maintain a fence along the tracks but children have found ways to get through and around this bolted gate. >> we see people all the time just cut the gate with bolt cutters and sometimes crawling the fence and we call the cops numerous times because we don't want nobody getting hurt. >> as trains began inching along, investigators continued their search for evidence, anna's tiny body remained tucked in between the tracks. >> young kids don't think nothing is going to happen to them, but it does. >> and friends of anna stickel who know that firsthand want others to learn from this tragedy. >> why would you risk your life just to take a shortcut and just suck it up and walk the extra mile. >> grief counsellors will
-the-scenes health care legislation in washington. >> democrats may need to announce a deal before massachusetts certifies its results in two weeks. from washington, i'm tracie potts, wbal-tv 11 news. >> first a look at events going on around town this weekend. (announcer) itchy dry scalp? get new selsun blue for itchy dry scalp. strong itch fighters target scalp itch while five moisturizers leave hair healthy. selsun blue. got a clue? get the blue. >> businesses in baltimore are cheering on the ravens as they hit the road to miami. yesterday companies participated in the purple friday corporate challenge. the goal is to display your best ravens spirit, and the winner was constellation energy. ravens fans across the area also showing their spirit. as you know, the team will play in the second round of the playoffs. more on how fans celebrated purple friday. >> fans gathered early for a little ravens pep rally. >> this is what we're doing. >> we're going to beat the pants off that team from indianapolis. >> when the drum rollers showed up it was the perfect combination to get fans fired up about
. >>> the final word goes to jim zorn, the outgoing coach of the washington redskins who was asked given everything he endured this season he thought he had been treated fairly. >> you got to understand, in my world, nothing has to be fair. you see what i mean? it's not up to me. it's not about fairness. i don't ever think about -- because i could whine about, you know, just whine about how uncomfortable everything is. that is not productive. >> reporter: jim zorn is scheduled to speak at a press conference tomorrow at 12:25. you have to wonder what's going to go on there because normally if a coach is fired he does not get a chance to speak at his normal press conference. that 12:25 press conference could turn into a bruce all press conference. stay tuned. lindsay murphy will be out at the park live, dave ross will be live in san diego and i'll be at the park on the fox 5 news at 5:00. have a great night. we'll see you for a jam packed monday tomorrow. >>> this has been geico sports xtra.
in oakland, maryland. eight degrees in washington and one degree in haggerstown. this is very dangerous cold air sitting with our region right now. we have a wind advisory in effect as the winds will continue to stay breezy and gusty. 18 at 6:00 a.m. some areas dropping into the single digits. i'll tell you how long this arctic blast is going to stay in our region in a few minutes. >>> be in charge of your own personalized forecast. iradar is available at use the interactive tools to track coming storms to your street. go to >>> hundreds of people said goodbye to an 11-year-old girl who was kidnapped from her salisbury home and found dead on christmas day. myranda stephens has more on how this tragedy brought it closer than ever before. more than 1,000 people came to the dmufrp salisbury this morning to say goodbye to the young girl they desperately wanted to see alive. >> (unintelligible). the pain, sorrow, many tears. >>reporter: 11-year old sarah foxwell was found dead christmas day after police say her aunt's ex-boyfriend, a register
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